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Nigeria Institute of Medical Research offers free Coronavirus testing in Lagos

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research would begin free screening for COVID-19 starting from Monday 30 March 2020 at No. 6 Edmund Crescent, off Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba,Lagos.

The announcement was made by the Director-General of the institute, Professor Babatunde Lawal Salako.

People who are eligible for the screening include anyone with a history of travel outside of Nigeria, who presents with fever, cough or difficulty breathing within 14 days of arrival or anyone who has come in contact with a confirmed case who presents with these symptoms within 14 days of contact.

Anybody who falls into categories of those who need the test, especially if you have come in contact with a suspected case are encouraged to visit NIMR Website: for an appointment.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93.Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism.He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002.Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013).He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers.He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor.Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.